ArduSat 1 [NanoSatisfi]
ArduSat 1 (Arduino Satellite)) and Ardusat X are two 1U CubeSats, whose mission is to provide a platform on which students and DIY space enthusiasts may design and run their own space - based Arduino experiments. They are being built as a crowd-funded project by NanoSatisfi Inc.
The satellite’s primary payload is bank of Arduino processors on which student/DIY code may run. The Arduino processors may sample data from the satellite’s imaging payload, a 1.3 megapixel optical CMOS camera module, and/or any of the satellite’s on board sensors, which includes photolux sensor, IR temperature, PCB temperature, 3-axis magnetometer, Geiger counter, 6-DOF IMU, and MEMS gyros.
The two ArduSats were launched on board of HTV 4 to the International Space Station, from where they were deployed on 19 November 2013.
ArduSat X and ArduSat 1 re-entered the atmosphere 15 April 2014 and 16 April 2014 respectively.
|Type / Application:||Technology, education|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||410 km × 414 km, 51.65° (#1); 409 km × 415 km, 51.65° (#X)|
|ArduSat 1||1998-067DA||03.08.2013||Ta YLP-2||H-2B-304||with HTV 4 (Kounotori 4), STP-H4, TechEdSat 3, ArduSat X, PicoDragon|
|ArduSat X||1998-067DC||03.08.2013||Ta YLP-2||H-2B-304||with HTV 4 (Kounotori 4), STP-H4, TechEdSat 3, ArduSat 1, PicoDragon|